Thursday, May 14, 2009

What I've Been Doing With the Economy Being So Bad


There's a lot of advice out there about what to do when sales are poor. With the economy being so bad, my sales are poor. Here's what I've been doing. I have been promoting and promoting my work. In the meantime, I've been learning new skills. (All of this has been good advice.) I love copper! I've been working with copper wire to learn new wire working techniques.

I started out by coiling wire in reverse coils to make this bracelet.







How about this ring? (Luckily, I don't turn green from wearing copper!) It's coiled, too!

















This lead up to a pattern I love!
Egyptian Coils!
Did you know that this pattern is over 4,000 years old. Jewlery made using this design has been found with mummies in ancient Egypt.


















Since I needed new jewelry for the Bead and Button Show, I decided to make a necklace to match the bracelet!

















I'm one happy camper!

7 comments:

Sue Choppers-Wife / http://ninedragons.1000markets.com said...

I love these! Can't wait to see you use this method with glass too...oooh la la!

Kim said...

Those are beautiful!!

Kim said...

Beautiful work!! :)

rosebud101 said...

Thanks!

angelinabeadalina said...

Copper is one of my favs, and these coils just do something incredible for it!! I love them, Mallory!

Diane Hart said...

your copper work is beautiful! diane

Louise said...

Very pretty Mallory, I especially like the necklace! I've been meaning to try some viking knit with copper.